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    I quit almost 25 years ago and still get...

    I quit almost 25 years ago and still get cravings. Every few weeks, I just think - where are my cigarettes? I started smoking when I was 12 and quit when I was 31. I still like to be around smokers...
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    Completely agree with kib. You didn't fail; you...

    Completely agree with kib. You didn't fail; you learned some important things. You made it through in one piece, and that's what counts.
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    How much drama do you need in your life right now

    How much drama do you need in your life right now
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    Thoreau was a philosopher, and lived in a time...

    Thoreau was a philosopher, and lived in a time when being a philosopher was a respectable occupation. I think people were more forgiving of eccentricity in his day. I have spent a lot of time at...
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    I don't know about your location, but where I...

    I don't know about your location, but where I live it would be possible.

    I'm paying a local college student $15 per hour to tutor my daughter in math. That's probably not as much as you would make...
  6. Thread: snow day!!

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    Sounds fun - get out the sled!

    Sounds fun - get out the sled!
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    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome!
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    That looks tasty! Can you explain kefir grains...

    That looks tasty!
    Can you explain kefir grains to me? What kind of grains - how does that work?

    Quite a few of the homeless where I live keep a goat or two with them, and live off the kefir and...
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    I'm skeptical. I think they are raising pay as a...

    I'm skeptical. I think they are raising pay as a way to prevent an increase in the national minimum wage, which should be at least $12 per hour.

    I'm glad they are giving employees some say in...
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    Songbird - I wish there was a simple way to get...

    Songbird - I wish there was a simple way to get good skin! I have a lot of trouble sticking to a skin care routine. I just scrub with a warm washcloth and slap on some sunscreen.

    I'm sure my...
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    Love the photos - very interesting to see the...

    Love the photos - very interesting to see the different generations.

    About cutting out carbs - how much do you cut out? I've been lowering my carb intake but still eat lots of beans, the...
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    Thank you all for your advice. I will write a...

    Thank you all for your advice. I will write a note on my checks.
    Profnot, I just picked up a brochure for that association at the library! Great minds...

    I did go to church this past Sunday and...
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    Hi sbagirl, I brought my smartphone with me...

    Hi sbagirl,

    I brought my smartphone with me but for technical reasons beyond my comprehension, it would only place calls/text/email where there was wifi. So I mainly used it as a camera. Virtually...
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    Hi - I went to the UK last summer. I was also...

    Hi - I went to the UK last summer. I was also pretty nervous, but everything was fine.

    Use your credit card when you can. If you don't have your AMEX set up to use as a debit card, give them a...
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    Communities Magazine

    I checked out a copy of "Communities Magazine" from my local library. There is a great deal of information about living in intentional communities, and also a lot of discussion about simple living...
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    Yes, doing a little research - it says the...

    Yes, doing a little research - it says the vaccine can prevent a recurrence.
    Something I'm going to consider.
    First I'll have to find out how many people do have a recurrence.
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    Sounds familiar...
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    Can you get the vaccine after you've had...

    Can you get the vaccine after you've had shingles?

    Like others, I had a mild case but am left with a large numb area of skin on my leg.
    I did use aloe when it was most severe and that did help me...
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    Thanks you Steve! I can't believe I never...

    Thanks you Steve!
    I can't believe I never noticed that before!

    I'm in a new neighborhood - I like the sound of the gin and tonic parties! (though I don't really drink...)
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    Fiberglass splinter in my finger that is getting...

    Fiberglass splinter in my finger that is getting kind of nasty. Tried duct tape, soaking in Epsom salts, soaking in vinegar. Now I've got this creeping blue bump, like a marble under my finger. yuck.
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    Most years, nothing. I rarely get my haircut, do my own trimming and coloring.
    Maybe $40 every 3-5 years? Not an expense I worry about.
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    Do Not see "Jupiter Ascending." Stupidest movie...

    Do Not see "Jupiter Ascending." Stupidest movie ever made.
  23. Profnot - when you run the numbers, it seems like...

    Profnot - when you run the numbers, it seems like your friend would make more money renting out as a vacation rental.

    Also, AirBnB (and other vacation rental) legalities, tax requirements, etc....
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    Well, I skipped church this Sunday to see how...

    Well, I skipped church this Sunday to see how that would feel. I felt a bit guilty, and I'm not even a real member yet! I find it hard to join something and then just drop it, which is why I'm being...
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    This is my first even mildly chilly winter in a...

    This is my first even mildly chilly winter in a while.

    Intensive unpacking and furniture moving keep me pretty hot. Like chopping firewood, moving warms you twice. :)

    I've been spending a lot...
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